Pastime Paradise Lyrics

Stevie Wonder


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Stevie Wonder
album: Track in album Songs in the Key of Life
release date: 1976-9-28
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genres: Jazz Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Conscious/Soul/Disco/Fusion/Ballad/Latin Jazz
length: 3:28
producer: Stevie Wonder
lead vocals: Stevie Wonder
performer: Stevie Wonder
arranger: Stevie Wonder
background vocals: Michael Gray, Hare Krishna, West Angeles Church of God in Christ Mass Choir and Michael Wycoff
percussion: Bobbye Hall and Raymond Maldonado
composer: Stevie Wonder
lyricist: Stevie Wonder

Cover Art

Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life cover art
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They've been spending most their lives
Living in a pastime paradise
They've been spending most their lives
Living in a pastime paradise
They've been wasting most their time
Glorifying days long gone behind
They've been wasting most their days
In remembrance of ignorance oldest praise

Tell me who of them will come to be
How many of them are you and me
Dissipation
Race relations
Consolation
Segregation
Dispensation
Isolation
Exploitation
Mutilation
Mutations
Miscreation
Confirmation, to the evils of the world

They've been spending most their lives
Living in a future paradise
They've been spending most their lives
Living in a future paradise
They've been looking in their minds
For the day that sorrows gone from time
They keep telling of the day
When the savior of love will come to stay

Tell me who of them will come to be
How many of them are you and me
Proclamation
Of race relations
Consolation
Integration
Verification
Of revelations
Acclamation
World salvation
Vibrations
Stimulation
Confirmation, to the peace of the world

They've been spending most their lives
Living in a pastime paradise
They've been spending most their lives
Living in a pastime paradise
They've been spending most their lives
Living in a future paradise
They've been spending most their lives
Living in a future paradise
We've been spending too much of our lives
Living in a pastime paradise

Let's start living our lives
Living for the future paradise
Praise to our lives
Living for the future paradise
Shame to anyone's lives
Living in the pastime paradise


Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Love’s in Need of Love Today
  • 2 Have a Talk With God
  • 3 Village Ghetto Land
  • 4 Contusion
  • 5 Sir Duke
  • 6 I Wish
  • 7 Knocks Me Off My Feet
  • 8 Pastime Paradise
  • 9 Summer Soft
  • 10 Ordinary Pain
    Vinyl 2
  • 1 Isn’t She Lovely
  • 2 Joy Inside My Tears
  • 3 Black Man
  • 4 Ngiculela - Es Una Historia / I Am Singing
  • 5 If It’s Magic
  • 6 As
  • 7 Another Star
    Vinyl 3
  • 1 Saturn
  • 2 Ebony Eyes
  • 3 All Day Sucker
  • 4 Easy Goin’ Evening (My Mama’s Call)